Google’s Android Wear smartwatch OS has taken off, while Samsung has unveiled the Gear Live smartwatch, LG G Watch and Moto 360 based on the same OS have also been unveiled today. The LG G Watch will be hitting the stands today, but the Moto 360 would be available in some time. All three smartwatches have similar specs but each one has its own uniqueness too.
The LG G Watch will run on a Snapdragon 400 processor and has a 1.65-inch display. It is IP67 certification i.e. is water and dust proof. Just like the Gear Live, it 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It also a 9-axis sensor on board. It will get its juice from its 400 mAh battery. It will start shipping on July 7th.
The company has some huge claims about the LG G Watch as can be assessed from teh words of Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company,”As one of the first to market with Android Wear, LG wanted to develop a product that functions as an essential companion device but most importantly, was simple to use. We wanted a device that would be simple to learn and so intuitive that users wouldn’t even have to think about how to use its features. That’s what the LG G Watch is all about.”
The Moto 360 smartwatch though might be something to look out for, since it actually takes up the classic 1.8-inch round smartwatch dial and is also water and dust resistant. It looks suave. It will work on Android 4.3 or later and will be Bluetooth LE compatible. Other features are not known yet.
LG G Watch Specs
- 1.65-inch display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 512 MB RAM; 4 GB internal memory
- 9-axis sensor
- Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
- IP67 certification
- 400 mAh battery